I deliberately exclude interstate soft law, such as action plans, agreed measures, codes of conduct, declarations, resolutions and similar policies, because they are not binding. I also exclude European Union (EU) directives because they differ in several respects from other international agreements (Burns 2002; Burhenne and Jahnke 1993; Brown Weiss 1997). “agreements” differ from non-binding instruments based on the terms mentioned in the title of the agreement, as described in the following tables: for example, marine pollution (MARPOL) includes the 1954 OILPOL Original Agreement; amendments to the agreement in 1962, 1969 and 1971; the 1973 MARPOL Convention, which replaced the 1954 Convention; the 1978 MARPOL Protocol; and numerous amendments to the 1973/78 MARPOL Convention, as well as several related separate conventions. For the data at the bottom of this page, you will find snapshots on environmental agreements, CO2 emissions and renewable energy by country. 1.105 The agreement. The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, particularly as a Waterbird Habitat (the Ramsar Convention), was adopted in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971. The agreement entered into force internationally in 1975 and Canada became a contracting party in 1981. The member countries of the Convention have a total of 138 in May 2004 and represent all geographical regions of the world. 1.130 Recommendation. With regard to the responsibility of international environmental agreements, responsible federal authorities or authorities should clearly specify and document the environmental results they expect; How they will measure and communicate the results and how they will evaluate and verify the results in order to improve performance. 1.4 Defining clear and quantifiable outcomes and then measuring results against these expectations can be a major challenge in dealing with complex environmental issues. Nevertheless, our review of five international environmental agreements shows that these strategic objectives can only be achieved if a number of important international environmental agreements are actively supported and properly implemented, both at EU and global level.

1.24 The department`s performance reports must also strive to be concise and well understood by Canadians. Because they are not intended to be complete or provide comprehensive information on everything a federal department does. Competing priorities often make it more difficult to report on all outstanding programs and initiatives. As a result, there is no indication that responsible departments will use departmental performance reports to report on the results of international environmental agreements. Nevertheless, the Treasury Board of the Secretariat of Canada encourages departments to channel readers to other publications or websites, using their service reports, where they can find more complete performance information. An international environmental agreement, or sometimes an environmental protocol, is a kind of treaty of international law that allows them to achieve an environmental objective. In other words, it is an “intergovernmental document that is designed as legally binding and is primarily aimed at preventing or managing the human impact on natural resources.” [1] Because of these obstacles, environmental protocols become an obvious objective for several critical points, such as slow production. B of the desired effects (due to the ratification process of the Convention), the maintenance of the lowest common denominator and the lack of monitoring and application.